Mandatory Evacuation Ordered in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Sally expected to become a hurricane today.

Residents of New Orleans and several southeast parishes in Louisiana have received mandatory evacuation orders as Tropical Storm Sally continues strengthening as it closes in on the Gulf Coast. A state of emergency for Louisiana has been declared by Governor John Bel Edwards.

The National Hurricane Center said Sally is expected to become a hurricane sometime on Monday, bringing with it potential “life-threatening” storm surges from Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida border. They issued a hurricane watch from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border and also for Louisiana’s Lake Ponchartrain and Maurepas, including metropolitan New Orleans.

Forecasters fear the storm could hit land and stall there, dumping 18-24 inches of rain, once again stressing levees and drainage systems.

Sally is the 18th named storm of 2020’s Atlantic hurricane season, and is also the earliest named storm to form over the ocean.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That people in the projected path of the hurricane would take seriously the orders to evacuate.
  • For areas of the Gulf Coast that have already been hard hit during this hurricane season.
  • That God would calm the wind and seas where other storms are swirling about in the Atlantic.

Sources: Axios, National Hurricane Center, Fox News


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